The established security startup from Cambridge, Darktrace, uses machine learning algorithms to spot patterns and catch cyber criminals before they can hit. Cyber threats are created at a rate too fast for security companies to keep up to date, so smart use of machine learning allows Darktrace to, in theory, stay ahead of the criminals.
Darktrace uses AI techniques to learn what is normal within a company's network so that it can quickly identify anomalies. According to its website: "This allows it to detect cyber attacks of a nature that may not have been observed before, the unknown unknowns."
Darktrace CEO Nicole Eagan told Techworld in 2014: “People are finally accepting that compromises are happening, regardless of how much perimeter security and malware detection software they’ve put in."
Darktrace raised a massive $65 million (£51 million) investment round led by investment firm KKR in July.